Gramophone by HMV, 1897.

Made:
1897 in England

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Early H.M.V. Gramophone, in leather case, with numerous records, 1897.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Early H.M.V. Gramophone, in leather case, with numerous records, 1897.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Early H.M.V. Gramophone, in leather case, with numerous records, 1897, also pictured 1993-866 Model of `Nipper',
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Early H.M.V. Gramophone, 1897.

Early H.M.V. Gramophone, in leather case, with numerous records, 1897.

The first consumer device to play back recorded sound was the phonograph. It played wax or tinfoil cylinders. The gramophone, developed by the German inventor Emile Berliner in 1888, played flat discs instead of cylinders. This model featured in the trademark of the Gramophone Company and its record label, HMV: a painting of a dog called Nipper sitting next to a gramophone listening to ‘his master’s voice’.

Details

Category:
Sound Reproduction
Object Number:
1925-461/1
type:
gramophones
credit:
Capt.W.H. France.
status:
Permanent collection

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